Author(s): Washington Irving
Time hasn't dulled the suspense and humour of Irving's chilling tale. The story of the Headless Horseman and his effect on Ichabod Crane is enhanced by brooding, fitting folk-art illustrations.
'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is both a chilling and humourous classic of early American fiction. This edition includes dynamic folk-art illustrations. Also contains 12 additional short stories by Washington Irving.
Washington Irving (1783-1859) is generally credited with being the father of the American short story and was the first American writer to achieve international renown. Elizabeth L. Bradley, the author of Knickerbocker: The Myth Behind New York, serves as literary consultant to Historic Hudson Valley. She also wrote the introduction and notes for the Penguin Classics edition of Irving's A History of New York.